Fairfield University's Center for Catholic Studies announces events


Fairfield University's Center for Catholic Studies has announced its schedule of events for the winter and spring of 2009. All events are free and open to the public. The schedule includes the continuation of the Center's Saturday morning Living Theology workshops and lectures, including the Bellarmine Lecture delivered by author Rev. James Martin, S.J. The annual Voice of the Faithful conference is also scheduled, as are Lenten reflections with Rev. Leo O'Donovan, S.J., president emeritus of Georgetown University. Details are below. For more information, call (203) 254-4000, ext. 3415.

Wednesday, Feb. 4 - Bellarmine Lecture: Rev. James Martin, S.J., Dolan School of Business Dining Room, 8 p.m. "Laughing with the Saints: Joy, Humor, and Laughter in the Spiritual Life."

Saturday, Feb. 7 - Living Theology Workshop, Library Multimedia Room, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Alfred Benney, Ph.D, professor of Religious Studies, Fairfield University
"American Shakers, Christian Scientists, Jehovah Witnesses and Other Homegrown American Religions."

Saturday, March 14 - Living Theology Workshop, Library Multimedia Room, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Rev. Joseph Othieno, "African Catholicism: A Ugandan Perspective."

Thursday, March 26 - 2nd Annual Commonweal Lecture, Dolan School of Business Dining Room, 8 p.m., Paul Baumann, Editor, Commonweal magazine.
"Conservative, Liberal, or Just Catholic? Religious Identity in a Pluralistic Age."

March 11, March 18, March 25, and April 15 (All dates are on Wednesdays.) Egan Chapel, 6p.m. Lenten reflections with Rev. Leo O'Donovan, S.J., president emeritus, Georgetown University.

Saturday, March 28 - Annual Voice of the Faithful Conference: Oak Room, 8:30 a.m. "Do this in Memory of Me: The Future of the Eucharist."
Egan Chapel, Mass of Hope, 4 p.m.

Monday, March 30 - 3rd Annual Lecture in Jewish-Christian Engagement
Dolan School of Business Dining Room, 8 p.m.
Fr. John Pawlikowski, professor of Social Ethics at the Catholic Theological Union, and director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program at the Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Center.
"Bendedict XVI and the Jews: Change or Continuity?"

Wednesday, April 1 - Sr. Christine Schenk, CSJ, executive director, Future Church.
Dolan School of Business Dining Room, 8 p.m. "Women and the Word: Putting Women Back in the Biblical Picture at the 2008 Synod."

Thursday, April 16 - Mary Magdala Celebration, Egan Chapel, 5 pm

Saturday, April 25 - Living Theology Workshop, Library Multimedia Room, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Subject and speaker to be announced.

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on December 22, 2008

Vol. 41, No. 170